• SDS Letter of Guidance published

    SDS Letter of Guidance published

    The letter of Guidance from Scottish Government to Skills Development Scotland has been published. The letter sets out the Scottish Government’s priorities for skills and training in the year ahead. SDS Letter of Guidance 2016-2017  
  • `Tips and Tricks’ for Apprenticeship Awards

    `Tips and Tricks’ for Apprenticeship Awards

    Skills Development Scotland has published new guidance for training providers on submitting entries to this year’s Scottish apprenticeship awards. Click on the links below to download (in JPEG format). Advice for training providers Tips and Tricks The Scottish apprenticeships...
  • Apprenticeship Levy Workshops

    Apprenticeship Levy Workshops

    Three Apprenticeship Levy Workshops will be held in August to seek feedback from members on how they think the Levy should be implemented in Scotland. The dates of the workshops are: Thursday 18 August 2016, City & Guilds Scotland,...
  • Apprenticeship Levy consultation open

    Apprenticeship Levy consultation open

    The Scottish Government is inviting employers – and other interested parties – to have their say on how Scotland should use its share of the funding from the UK Government’s apprenticeship levy. A consultation is now open – with...
  • New guide for hiring apprentices

    New guide for hiring apprentices

    A handy new guide to help trades recruit more apprentices has been launched. The booklet – Your Guide to Hiring an Apprentice – was created by trades supplier Screwfix with the support of Skills Development Scotland. Click here for...
  • Should all Core Skills in MA Frameworks be separately certificated?

    Should all Core Skills in MA Frameworks be separately certificated?

    The Modern Apprenticeship Group (MAG) – which is responsible for approving and de-approving MA Frameworks in Scotland – is seeking feedback from STF members on how to address issues relating to the separate certification of Core Skills. At present,...
  • STF joins Apprenticeship Advisory Board

    STF joins Apprenticeship Advisory Board

    STF has been confirmed as a member of the new Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (SAAB). The Board will have 4 groups: A Group Board Employer Engagement Employer Equalities Frameworks & Standards. STF will be represented on both the Employer...
  • Apprenticeship Levy in Scotland

    Apprenticeship Levy in Scotland

    Following the UK Government’s decision to implement an Apprenticeship Levy, the Scottish Government will launch a consultation on 13 July to seek views on how the Levy can enhance productivity and economy growth in Scotland. The consultation will seek...
  • Applications invited for SURF Awards 2016

    Applications invited for SURF Awards 2016

    Applications for the 2016 SURF Awards are now being invited. Skills Development Scotland is sponsoring The Youth Employability Category (Age 16-24 years) in this year’s competition: Supporting young people aged 16 to 24 years into employment, education or training...